'Hot Dogs for the Homeless' makes a stop in Visalia

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"Hot Dogs for the Homeless" was at Redwood High School in Visalia during their lunch hour on Friday. (KFSN)

A nationwide tour to help the homeless made a stop in the South Valley on Friday. "Hot Dogs for the Homeless" was at Redwood High School in Visalia during their lunch hour.

The program combines the group Skate for Change and Wienerschnitzel. They have been traveling the country, stopping in cities with large homeless populations to provide meals and inspire students to reach out.

Over the past month, Redwood High also raised some $2,000 for the program but expect that amount to go up after the hot dog lunch.

"I feel like the big brother to this generation. I want to show them that we're more than just social media and what the news portrays us to be, so I think that's kind of one of my big passions in fighting for teenagers," said Mike Smith, founder of Skate for Change.

The tour stopped at the Bethlehem Center to feed the homeless. Next they head to the Bay Area for the weekend before ending their tour in Reno and Las Vegas.

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